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bebe oliver is a descendant of the bardi jawi people, and an award-winning writer and creative leader who’s called naarm home for many years.

beginning his creative practice as a classical pianist and composer, bebe later made a name for himself as a producer and director of theatre, festivals, and public art projects across australia, including international dance and theatre projects in aotearoa, france, and belgium.

a leader in designing and delivering high-profile programs and strategic projects for australia’s diverse communities, bebe is the co-chair of blak & bright first nations literary festival, and a board director of australia’s leading indigenous publishing house, magabala books.

a writer, poet, illustrator, speaker and facilitator living on the unceded land of the kulin peoples, bebe's works encompass love, loss, identity, aboriginal and gay existence, place, and country.

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